Natasha Stacey is the Administration Assistant for DYW Orkney. She reports to DYW Orkney’s Project Manager and the DYW Orkney Regional Group Board and supports them by co-ordinating meetings and events and dealing with administrative queries to ensure all aspects of the project are dealt with quickly.
As part of her job, she is also completing a Modern Apprenticeship in Business Administration.
“I stayed at school right until the end of S6 not knowing what I wanted to do as a career. Once I left school I worked for NHS Orkney as a Switchboard Operator which developed my communication skills and after nine months in this role I moved into an office role within NHS Orkney, were I worked as Administration Support to nine departments. This role helped me decide that I wanted to pursue administration as a career path. In the office I worked in there was a Modern Apprentice and when we spoke about the Apprenticeship, I decided this is the path I wanted to take as I learn best by doing a job rather than only learning in a classroom.”
Why did you become involved with DYW Orkney?
“I found the Modern Apprenticeship Administration Assistant post with DYW Orkney and when I read into what DYW was about and their intentions to develop Orkney’s young workforce, I thought it was the perfect role for me and my personality. I love helping organise DYW meetings and events, communicating with employers and making databases of information and creating leaflets and information books to help spread the word of DYW Orkney.”